nosedove

nosedive

[nohz-dahyv]
noun Also, nose dive.
1.
a plunge of an aircraft with the forward part pointing downward.
2.
a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline: a time when market values were in a nosedive.
verb (used without object), nosedived or nosedove, nosedived, nosediving. Also, nose-dive.
3.
to go into a nosedive: a warning that prices might nosedive.

Origin:
1910–15; nose + dive

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nosedive definition


  1. n.
    a great drop; a great decline. (As with a bird or an airplane diving—nose first—toward the ground. See also take a nosedive.) : This year our profits have taken a nosedive.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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